County Official Solves Street Sign Theft Issue

An official in McIntosh County, Ga., may have found an unusual way to save taxpayers' money. The county spends nearly $20,000 a year replacing stolen street signs. Apparently thieves love Mary Jane Lane, Green Acres and Boone's Farm. County Commissioner Mark Douglas says the only solution is to make street names more boring.

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Officials in McIntosh County, Georgia may have found an unusual way to save taxpayers' money. The county spends almost $20,000 a year replacing stolen street signs. Apparently, thieves love Mary Jane Lane, Green Acres and Boone's Farm. County Commissioner Mark Douglas says the only solution is to make street names more boring. He told the local paper names like First, Second, Third, that's what we need.

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